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Mar 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
of the candidates and all i have to say is, i love you back. thank you. >> michael steele, these have become pivot points for the candidates. we saw that with rick santorum. we saw it with mitt romney. >> let me ask you a question. i'd love to get the students' feedback on this. how did you feel in listening to those two sound bites. which one actually made you move toward that candidate if not physically, at least a little bit emotionally? and that's the rub right there for mitt romney. who gave, i thought, a very -- what's the word. sort of clean. it was like going to the doctor's office. it was everything -- it was sanitized. rick santorum was like you could -- that moment when he says i love you back. you could almost feel, thank you. yeah, i love you, too, man. it was a very different kind of connection. and that's been the undertone that's been driving a lot of the angst for the base is that i'll go fight for you, but i really want to go fight for you. i just don't want to fight for you because you have the moniker of gop nominee on your head. and so the broader public picks up on these thin
Mar 6, 2012 12:30pm EST
be. >> i'd like to follow up now on what michael steele said, given wounded party that comes together eventually, what they're going to do to beat the democrats? i know jim has a good question along those lines. >> i think a lot of it is going to depend on the arguments that are made. we -- as a party, a national party, we are way off message right now. we are talking about stuff we have no business talking about because it is -- it reminds me so much of the terry schiavo conversation during the bush administration years. and beyond the pale and outside the purview of a national party to inject itself into personal decisions. we cannot on the one hand rail against democrats for, you know, wanting to take control through government auspices of our lives and our businesses and the like, but then in the same, you know in the next breath, you know have the kind of conversation we have and see the kind of legislation proposed that people interpret as doing that very same thing. so we've got to get off of that. and i think focus in on the strength of the argument which is at the end, jobs,
Mar 6, 2012 11:30am EST
with michael steele, former republican national committee chairman. he talks about the stakes for the remaining candidateses and assesses the republican party strategy going into the general election. this is about an hour and 20 minutes. >> in c-span's washington classroom we're joined by students from george mason university in fairfax, virginia, and the washington center here in washington, d.c. and joining us here in our studios, michael steele, former chairman of the republican national committee, former lieutenant governor of maryland. appreciate you being with us. >> great to be with you, steve. >> there could be a couple story lines coming out of tomorrow's super tuesday vote. what are they? >> well, there are actually more than a couple when you really break it it down. you've got the whole obvious, the mitt romney line which is winning big in places like ohio, for example. and winning at least one of the southern states to really kind of solidify for himself the argument that he is the relevant player to go forward who can take on the from the prt, number one. number two, that the ba
Mar 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
in the state of maryland, michael steele. >> thank you. >> on behalf of george mason university and the washington center, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. thank you all. [ applause ] >> watch super tuesday election results tonight on the c-span networks. while you watch use second screen web page with tablet or computer to see maps, social media from candidates and reporter and a public forum for tweets and those of other viewers. you can also monitor our mentioned on c-span blog where we'll be posting super tuesday programming information and news stories. use a laptop or tablet to extend viewing on the brand-new web page made especially for super tuesday coverage. >>> looking at 2013 budget request for u.s. aid. agency administrator testifies. u.s. aid is asking for $52 billion, an increase of a little more than 1.5%. the hearing begins at 2:30 eastern. on this super tuesday we're going to look back at the 2008 campaign with an interview with mark halperin and john heilemann co-authors of the book "the game change, obama, clinton, palin and the r
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